ἡ βροτῶν παροιμία: for the absence of a second art., cp. 118. ἐχθρῶν ἄδωρα δῶρα: cp. Menander Sent. 166 “ἐχθροῦ παρ᾽ ἀνδρὸς οὐδέν ἐστι χρήσιμον”. Verg. Aen. 2. 49timeo Danaos et dona ferentes. The “γνώμη” with which Medea rejects Jason's offers is different: “κακοῦ γὰρ ἀνδρὸς δῶρ᾽ ὄνησιν οὐκ ἔχει” ( Med. 618).
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